Healthy Building - The New Normal POSTPONEDName: Healthy Building - The New Normal POSTPONEDDate: June 9, 2021Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDTRegistration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.Event Description:
POSTPONED - New date to be announced soon.
John McCarthy, Sc.D., C.I.H., President, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. and Dr. Joseph G. Allen, Associate Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will discuss "Healthy Building - The New Normal" - what owners, designers & builders need to know. The pandemic greatly increased public awareness in the role that the indoor environment plays in our well being. Consequently, incorporating health concerns in a building's design is now a necessity. What is a healthy building and why does it matter? What will building owners, designers and builders be confronted with given the rising demand for healthy buildings? For example, what are the new technologies that contractors may need to work with and understand? Two nationally-recognized experts in this field will discuss what you need to know and answer your questions.
John "Jack" McCarthy co-founded Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. to provide organizations with a trusted resource for environmental health and engineering consultation. Jack has cultivated a team of industry leading professionals who share his dedication to creating innovative solutions, based on rigorous, sound science, to resolve the most challenging environmental and human health effects questions. For more than three decades, Jack has been widely recognized as one of the nation's leading experts in the health impacts of indoor environments. Often called upon to provide expert opinions, Jack has or currently serves as a consultant to the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Energy Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the World Health Organization, the National Academies of Science and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Jack has authored more than seventy technical papers and book chapters and co-edited the Indoor Air Quality Handbook (McGraw-Hill 2000), a comprehensive reference for building owners and managers.
Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, with John Macomber at Harvard Business School. He began his career conducting forensic health investigations of sick buildings in several hundred buildings across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, education, commercial office real estate and manufacturing. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program where he led the creation of "The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building". To drive research into practice, he works with Fortune 100 companies on implementing Healthy Building strategies in their global portfolios. He earned his Doctor of Science (DSc) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees from the Boston University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology from Boston College. More information on his research can be found at: www.ForHealth.org.